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I have always struggled with being a loner. There are many reasons for this. For one,  I was sheltered for 12 years, and have never fully integrated into North American society. I also spent three years living in Asia. And I’m a philosopher, so I think different. Yet, in many ways, my loneliest encounters with others …
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After I wrote my last post on leaving Evangelicalism, I thought of something else that it is worth emphasizing. A lot of people think we just rejected the church. That we are hurt, bitter, frustrated, and angry. I think a lot of us are hurt and angry, and for a good reason. In this sense, …
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Did I Divorce the Church?

January 29th, 2014 | Posted by Lana Hope in Faith | Missions - (20 Comments)
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Laura Parker is one of my favorite bloggers. Fact: her blog is one of the best Christian blogs around. Laura paints and tells stories in such convincing tones. Her post today “Bride and Divoce” grasped my attention. Here’s an excerpt. If the Church is really the Bride, I’ll admit I’ve wanted a divorce for a …
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People often ask me if I believe in God for a rational reason or if I believe on faith. Usually I answer a rational reason. After all, I am a student of the humanities, and I have had more formal training in rational belief than most naturalists outside the academy. Incidently I stumbled across this …
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175 Freedom for a Man

R.L. Stollar has nailed it once again. And I oh.so.relate.  Here he talks about the days when instead of praying, “help me with my unbelief,” he screams out this instead: But it’s even harder when you are like me, when you daily wrestle with depression and suicidal thoughts. When life isn’t just filled with pain …
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After Rachel Held Evans wrote her post that went viral on Why Millennials Are Leaving the Church, I’ve set myself aside to think and contemplate. But also I’ve strapped myself to the table with my hands to the ground to force myself out of the debate. After all, the list of reasons people have given …
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Sodertalje, Sweden 044 - Church/Iglesia

First, my blog was down Friday, thanks to host gator. Then my comment section did not work. I’m still not sure if the comment section is working. Leave me a comment, letting me know if it’s working, would you? Second, I finally actually wrote out a narrative of the most frightening lessons I got while …
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Travel Narratives: New Brunswick

July 31st, 2013 | Posted by Lana Hope in Faith | Travel - (1 Comments)
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I. On a warm Sunday morning on route towards Maine, I was walking the streets of St. John’s, New Brunswick, Canada. Actually I should say we were. And we looked the par of tourists. A tiny unit, two of us were in shorts, the youngest barefoot, all hyper, all with cameras. II. I parked the …
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Last summer I visited the US for 7 weeks (first time in the west in two years), and while visiting my old church, I had terrible experiences with guest preachers who literally said that gays were headed to hell, and that God was going to punish America with a Mormon president. Incidently, this was also …
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Amsterdam Homes and a Little Pot Shop

Stuck in Customs / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA I started this blog a few months ago to write my journey away from Calvinism and other evangelical teachings. But I soon realize that although I had left fundamentalism ten years ago, the tiny homeschool bubble that had surrounded me through all my developmental years had affected …
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